May 30, 2015



Lessons about Respect, Cultural Competence and Collaboration in Veterans’ Initiative

Veterans and philanthropyThe second year of the Council on Foundations’ Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge begins with more than $106 million in new commitments and revealing lessons about collaboration from the foundations working to help America’s returning war veterans.

Fundraising Isn’t about Money…Neither is Giving: Part 2

GivingThis is the second in a multi-part column by Simone Joyaux about linking autobiography to notions of philanthropy. Make sure you read the first part first.


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  • Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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Internet Rights are Civil Rights: New Foundation Initiative Announced

InternetOn Wednesday, a daylong event in New York launched the NetGain project, which will explore and spark action on the intersection between civil society and the future of the internet.


Urban Institute’s $10M Engagement to Measure Chase’s Philanthropic Impact


JP MorganJPMorgan Chase is granting a research center the largest corporate contribution in the nonprofit’s history.

Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy to Close

BCPaul Schervish of Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy and associate director John Havens will both retire, and the Center will retire with them.

Personal Face-to-Face Solicitation, Part 2

BubblesPersonal face-to-face solicitation is the best way to raise the most money from the leading donor source—individuals. Part 2 of a series.

Annual Gates Letter Envisions “A Better World” for the Poor in 2030

GatesThe Gates Foundation’s new vision draws attention to several critical areas.

Must-Read Fidelity Study on Link Dynamics between Giving and Volunteering

VolunteeringMany understand that giving and volunteering are linked, but do they know just how close that link is? This study is a must-read.